The horror. The frustration. The wasted bandwidth (do people still talk about bandwidth?) It’s the spam. Damn spam. Damned spammers. Blocks of ???? or gibberish too long to bother reading, ‘I so exited read your good blog’ and similar entries so disjointed that Grammarly online couldn’t proofread and correct, entreaties about sunglasses, knockoff handbags, name brand shoes…I have to log on to my dashboard a couple of times a day just to delete the damn spam. The thing is, it’s not just one page – it’s usually several of them. How do they find me? It’s hard to believe that some robotic word-grinder gets any benefit out of clogging up my comments box. Askimet has stopped 804 spam messages – yet every day, I…

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